By Nathan M. Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The relationship between art and illicit drugs has been a long and tumultuous one. Van Gogh's love affair with absinthe ultimately drove the painter mad, Jean-Michel Basquiat lost his battle with heroin, addiction helped transform Damien Hirst into the wealthy leader of new generation rock star artists. Few artists, however, have used illicit drugs as their medium of expression.
Fernando de La Rocque's new exhibition changes that. "Blow Job -Work of Blowing," is a collection of groundbreaking paintings done with cannabis smoke.
Tonight's (Wednesday, August . . .